Chefornak City, Alaska
Population 493

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$179,700
Half are $66,300 - $343,200
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$700
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$525
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1983
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$52,000
Poverty Rate
17%
Unemployment Rate
26.9%

The city of Chefornak is home to the Chefornak Airport. It is a rural city located in western Alaska near the Kinia River. Chefornak is one of 18 cities in Bethel Census Area.

Chefornak, AK is a Place (City):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.

Housing

1983

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

35

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$179,700

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$700

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

3.5

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

$525

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$51,563

Median Household Income

40.5

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

17%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$9,306

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

56%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Chefornak, AK generally make around 5566% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.

26.9%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Chefornak, AK, 39% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

61%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Chefornak, AK, 39% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Demographics

493

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
22%
Children 10-17
18%
Young Adult Singles
27%
Middle Aged and Married
20%
Seniors
4%
Other
10%

Race

White
4%
Black
1%
American Indian or Alaskan
94%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
1%
10

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Chefornak, AK are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Chefornak, AK weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at BETHEL AP.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 99% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 93% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 82% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSAK
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0048818
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0001564
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS9
State FIPS2013 ACS02
Place FIPS2013 ACS12680
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusChefornak city
Name2013 ACSChefornak city, Alaska
Functional Status Code2010 CensusA
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS25
State ANSI2010 Census01785533
Place ANSI2010 Census02419366
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US0212680
GEOID2013 ACS0212680
Population2010 Census418
Population2013 ACS493
Housing Units2010 Census99
Housing Units2013 ACS92
Land Area2013 ACS5.7 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.7 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS86.2 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[60.138879,-164.299939], [60.167979,-164.206957],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS60.153357820013, -164.25340470305
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusC1
Place Size Code2010 Census07